The W
Views: 98561084
Main | FAQ | Search: Y! / G | Calendar | Color chart | Log in for more!
31.8.14 0344
The W - Internet & Computers - BEWARE PHISHING SCAM
This thread has 53 referrals leading to it
Register and log in to post!
Thread rated: 4.44
Pages: 1
(518 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
User
Post (2 total)
i before e
Chorizo








Since: 17.10.03

Since last post: 1347 days
Last activity: 107 days
#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.32
Sorry for the caps:
A friend of mine recently put his resume up on a job hunting site. A few days later he got an e-mail from someone at a company called toospoiled.com saying he'd be a good candidate for a position, (they named the position, legit job title, but in the interest of his anonymity, I will not mention it here), and to apply. It looked like a good job. They offered competitive salary, good benefits, etc. He's been out of work for a while, so he got excited. He followed the link they gave him, and it took him to a job application form. As he was filling out the form, he noticed that they didn't list the position he was applying for in their menu. This was flag #1. So he picks a different position in the list, figuring he would at least get a call back. Flag #2 was that at no point did he have any kind of contact info on anybody he was in contact with. A few days after applying he gets an e-mail saying he looks like a good candidate for the position he applied for.Flag #3 OK, he starts to get a little suspicious here. They give him a link for additional info. They ask for his mailing address, education experience, why he think he'd be a good candidate, etc. Then they ask him questions about getting an advanced degree and basically try and get him to sign up for a mailing list from on-line universities. Flag #4. Also, the position is a work from home, so he won't actually have to go to an office. He starts to get really suspicious due to the mailing list thing, and calls me to ask if I heard of anything about this company. So a quick google for "toospoiled.com" and "scam". Reveals that this guy is a known phisher and is looking for cheap labor/ God knows whatelse. Well, needless to say my buddy will not be accepting any further correspondence from this company, although apparently when he opened their e-mail and also when he visited their site, they loaded some kind of apps onto his machine that pulled info from it. An they will probably be flooding his mailbox with junk mail from now on.

Just wanted to warn the Dub's so no-one else falls victim to this dude.

EDIT: Here's a good informative link:
www.klaasdevriesjr.nl/k-files/talentrock/toospoiled.htm

(edited by i before e on 27.6.06 1020)
Promote this thread!
JALman
Boerewors








Since: 7.7.02
From: Almost there

Since last post: 30 days
Last activity: 1 day
#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.56
I got an email from those guys also. They wanted me for a moderator job...then a quick Googlin' later shows how scammy they are and I dropped them from my considerations.
Thread rated: 4.44
Pages: 1
Thread ahead: Don't flush your iPod
Next thread: Review of USB TV Tuner
Previous thread: Fun with cancelling AOL
(518 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
- Run the System Restore to last week sometime. - Use MSconfig (hey, never hurts!). - Run those scans again, but do it in safe mode. - Install IE updates.
- El Nastio, Internet Explorer help? (2006)
The W - Internet & Computers - BEWARE PHISHING SCAMRegister and log in to post!

The W™ message board

ZimBoard
©2001-2014 Brothers Zim

This old hunk of junk rendered your page in 0.126 seconds.